Monthly Archives: June 2009

Originally, Keren and Asaf wanted to get married in the bride’s parents’ backyard. When that didn’t work out, they didn’t want to sacrifice the low-key elegance of a garden setting, and opted to hold the wedding at the beautiful Brooklyn Botanic Garden

The invitations were perforated to resemble a train ticket.

Keren’s bouquet was tied with beautiful French, Italian and Swiss ribbons.

The romantic flowers were designed and created by Matthew Robbins. Keren says, “I loved that he used vintage mirrored platters and had small vases with little variety of flowers so guests could each take something home as opposed to a huge centerpiece at each table. I love aromatherapy, so Matthew did an incredible job incorporating fresh herbs at the ceremony and reception.”

I thought I’d leave you with some wise words from the bride: “I went into the weekend telling myself that something will go wrong because that’s life, but not to worry – all those little things will give our wedding charm and make it memorable. With that thought in mind, really nothing went wrong. It was perfect. And it doesn’t even matter as long as you enjoy the moment and get back to what it’s really about: you and your new partner, your family and friends! Without those things, it just wouldn’t matter. So that would be my advice to someone else… plan and prepare as best you can and then let go of control for the big day. If you have fun so will everyone else!”



Photographer: Karen Hill / Venue: Brooklyn Botanic Garden in Brooklyn, New York / Planning, Coordination: Claudia Hanlin for The Wedding Library / Bride’s Dress, Shoes: Lanvin / Reception Dress: Marc Jacobs / Flowers: Matthew Robbins / Stationery: Mr. Boddington’s Studio / Cake: Ron Ben-Israel / Punk-Klezmer Band: Golem /


  • Sophisticated Botanical Garden Wedding

    30 June 2009
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    Have I ever told you how much I love road trips? Well I do – I love them! Right now, I’m in a hotel somewhere in Utah, with my sister and her two boys, on the way to spend a few weeks with family in Montana. Though I’ll have some great real weddings set to post while I’m away, mostly I’m going to take time to totally unplug – dial-up internet is a real disincentive to blog.

    Anyway, I was going to share some of my favorite links from around the web, but I just updated my operating system this morning, and apparently the little application that I use to keep track of my weekly links doesn’t like it. Too tired to figure it out right now, but I’ll have an extra long list for you next week.

    In the meantime, please share some of your favorite links with us in the comments, and of course have a happy happy weekend!

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    Can you believe this is the 400th board that I’ve posted? Honestly, I think it’s absolutely crazy. Though there are times when I’ll revisit a previous theme or palette, I hope that you feel inspired in some way every time you visit Snippet & Ink. So, for my 400th trick… a retro cool wedding in the desert of the Old West.

    Mood: retro cool meets Old West
    Palette: cactus green, dusty blue, tumbleweed

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    Top row from left: succulents from Custom Event Group, couple kissing via East Side Bride, cake via Style Court, photo by Erin Hearts Court
    Row 2: invites via 100 Layer Cake, cocktails from Lulu Events, program photo by Jose Villa, cactus jar photo by Sarah Yates
    Row 3: photo by A Desert Fete, photo via Ritzy Bee, tequila photo by Elizabeth Messina, Bonneville photo via Simple Lovely

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    How could I possibly resist that lollipop photo by Jamie Hammond? A carnival inspiration board for you now that summer is officially here…

    Mood: sassy summer fun
    Palette: candy apple red, cotton candy blue

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    Top row from left: dress photo by Shannon Renee, garland photo by Jennifer Kloss, lollipop photo by Jamie Hammond, bouquet photo by Johnny Miller
    Row 2: red and blue balloons, marquee letter from Urban Outfitters, caramel corn from Martha Stewart Weddings
    Row 3: candy apple photo by Whitebox Weddings, carnation boutonnieres photo by Thayer Allyson Gowdy, ticket save-the-dates from Martha Stewart Weddings, cherry soda from Wedding Style Guide
    Row 4: dahlia photo by Cheri Pearl, ferris wheel photo by Mel Barlow, ribbon candy from Amy Atlas, burger stand photo by Amanda Bevington

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